Sunday, April 15, 2012


We had a very lovely Easter last week.
There was a lot of prep work. Above is an egg shaped cake pop. Below is a powdered sugar egg mold to make egg shaped candies such as butter finger eggs. I also used it to make suckers. I had fun baking and making candies.

Though this week I've been living mostly on sugar because of it.

We went up to Saint Louis and had a nice time visiting family and friends. The kids had an Easter egg hunt. This is Harvey's 3rd year at this so he is getting the hang of it finally.

Cecilia watching the boys run around. This gal is ready to be able to keep up with the boys. Owen was very sweet and shared some of his Easter eggs with her.

Can you believe those boys are only 6 months apart?

I love that grin. Harvey and Owen are great friends. I had to ask them like 5 times though to get a hug picture.

This is Owen's new baby sister, Maylynn. Squashy baby cheeks are hard to resist.

I managed to get a slight burn while we were a the park. Harvey, Cecilia, Ginka and I went to a park by Rachel's school while she and Captain looked at cadavers. I know, very appropriate for Easter.

Cecilia and Harvey's Easter baskets. Harvey didn't get his until after church and after he woke up from his nap. His reaction was "Oh WOW COOL CRAZY." Cecilia may have mumbled something but her mouth was too full of felt handle to really tell.

I made smores, Lollipops, gumdrops, cake pops, and butter finger eggs. The cake pops, and butter fingers were the best. The smores were pretty good too but next time I want to use an egg based marshmallow recipe. The suckers we not great. I used lemon to flavor them and didn't put enough in so instead of tasting like lemon drops they tasted slightly medicinal. Also, it is really humid here so they never dried all the way. The gumdrop recipe is probably good, but I over cooked them. They are more like little solid sugar cubes that taste like frosting. VERY sweet, even Harvey could only take one or two bites and then he was done. I bet they would be great in tea. Actually I think the lollipops would be good to sweeten tea too. Of course this is all purely guessing since I don't actually drink tea.

Cecilia LOVED the marshmallows. She made a sticky mess.

Harvey kept trying to eat everyone's cake pops. once those were gone he wanted the butter finger eggs.

Look! That's our family. Happy Easter!


Judy K said...

Those are the coolest easter treats!

Keith and Stacy said...

All homemade Easter treats? Awesome idea! I don't know why I didn't think to do something more like that. You have such a cute family!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great Easter (minus the burn!)!

And those treats look/sound amazing! I sincerely wish I had your energy!!!

Jennifer Allen said...

I know that I've seen the boys together lots of times, but I think the picture really makes their size difference visible. I'm glad you guys had a great Easter!

Anonymous said...

This was my first year not making homemade Easter treats, and you made me very jealous. Of course, I do have a fairly good excuse with the newborn baby and all, but I'll be happy when I figure life out and can manage to get back to baking.